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Old 08-01-2020, 05:34 PM   #379
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Toyota, being a stakeholder in Subaru, might not intend to bring a compact and powerful AWD vehicle to the North American market for obvious reasons.

On the other hand, they discontinued the WRX STI in the UK 1 or 2 years ago, so they have an unfilled, albeit relatively small market segment there and probably other markets in Asia and Europe as well.
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F*ck. The thoughts were, when the time comes, sell the BRZ, sell mum's Yaris and get an auto Suzuki Swift Sport. Now I'm wondering if we could afford to own 2 cars. The wife could keep the Yaris.
It would be financially irresponsible but want.
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Omg! It has a flat boot when the back seats are down!
Yeah, that's significant to me.
*makes a note to phone the local Toyota dealership on Monday*

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Old 08-07-2020, 07:09 AM   #384
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It looks an interesting car to me, but I cannot justify selling my BRZ. However, I would prefer to wait for the 2nd manufacturing year to place an order. Engine and other parts are entirely new and don't want to be the first time tester.
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Omg! It has a flat boot when the back seats are down!
Yeah, that's significant to me.
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The sales guy thinks it's being released on the 18th of this month; he is having a sales brief on the 15th.

Having said that I think there is more fantasy than reality happening at my end.
Small fun pocket rocket? Yes, definitely but it is also turboed and awd which are 2 things (on paper) I usually hold against a car.
I hope Toyota Australia will have a day at the local track. I would gladly pay some money for a decent drive.
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Not necessarily a bad thing being an awd. At least in real world situations with not so perfect road pavements and weather conditions far from a normal sunshine. On the engine side it would be nice to know how much turbo lag it has. The 3cyl 1.6 should be pretty much dead before the spool.

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I know intellectually it costs money to have a large choice of colours and your colour choice doesn't make you go any faster but I am disappointed by the colour options. According to the Toyota Italy website there is a choice of white, black and red. That's it.


Admittedly they aren't just any boring colour names. One has Emotional Red, Super White and Precious Black.
I hate marketing wank.
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I know intellectually it costs money to have a large choice of colours and your colour choice doesn't make you go any faster but I am disappointed by the colour options. According to the Toyota Italy website there is a choice of white, black and red. That's it.


Admittedly they aren't just any boring colour names. One has Emotional Red, Super White and Precious Black.
I hate marketing wank.
Can always just get it wrapped afterwards???
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Can always just get it wrapped afterwards???
Nah, I don't pay a lot attention to the colour of my cars which sounds contradictory I know.

Let me try this again.
I am disappointed by the lack of colour options but I don't really care.
It's just that I notice the lack of variety of colour when I look at cars in a car park. 95% are either white,silver, grey or black.
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Nah, I don't pay a lot attention to the colour of my cars which sounds contradictory I know.

Let me try this again.
I am disappointed by the lack of colour options but I don't really care.
It's just that I notice the lack of variety of colour when I look at cars in a car park. 95% are either white,silver, grey or black.
In some countries certain colours get preferential insurance rates so you see more whites, silvers etc. As for colour options, I work with what's on the list... But saying that I did go for a particular "silver" when I ordered my Caterham.

I think the Yaris works in Black and the standard White, I don't like the Red or the Ceramic white.
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